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Mud in Your Eye

Mud, Spiders and ATVs – West Virginia Style

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Can-Am Outlander Max is a burly machine, but leave it to our Off-Road Editor to max out this two-person ATV.
I just spent the past couple days riding new Can-Am ATVs through some very scenic West Virginia terrain. With West Virginia ATV Tours as our guide, our crew slogged through puddles, climbed mountains, forded rivers and bounced off rocks and roots. During it all we abused six machines from three different model lines, the Can-Am Renegade, Outlander and Outlander Max. All of them came through with flying colors even though we pushed past their, and our, limits on a few occasions.

The whole ATV tour gig is pretty sweet. All we had to do was show up with a good attitude and owner and guide Stephen handles all the rest. We spent our first day checking out the semi-public/semi-private Burning Rock Off-Road Park. It was definitely a cool place and with a recent hare scramble race, we even got to hit some cut-in race course. Next was a ride out to Hatfield-McCoy to one of the six available trailheads. The trails are great but the fact that the towns are all so ATV friendly really makes it unique. Riding right down the highway is totally legal within the area and it it’s really convenient to hit the gas station and local market without having to load up the trailer.

The whole project was a quick stop en route to our current destination at the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC event. Watch for more updates from WV’s alpine region in the upcoming days.
Post Tags: Can-Am Renegade, Can-Am ATV, ATV tours, West Virginia
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JC -Stuck June 26, 2009 11:40 AM
Yeah, I had to wait for a bit until the reinforcements came back. It was just high-centered, so it only took another guy yanking on the rear end to get it free. Later I got stuck again in a different kind of mud, and it took a bit more effort to get out. I can't help it, when I'm on a 4x4 ATV, I have to hit every single mudhole and puddle I can find. I really can't explain it since I dodge them like the plague on a motorcycle
Ed A. -What are you sitting on? June 26, 2009 08:46 AM
It took me a while to realize that in your pic you're sitting on an ATV submersed in mud?! Looks like fun...in a weird, off road, ton of work kind of way.